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Esse Quam Videri

Posted by Katie Gorsky on

 My name is Katie Gorsky. If you’ve known me for any length of time you should have probably observed that my growth game is strong. Our high school motto at the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany New York was Esse Quam Videri: to be not to seem.  In September 2007 on my way home from work, overnights at the UPS hub loading trucks, balancing my day job of a licensed insurance sales person at a local State Farm agent, I swerved to miss a deer.  Oddly enough, in my day job I told people every time I sold...

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Summertime Eats! or: How to feed people in constant motion.

Posted by Katie Gorsky on

Summertime on the farm is chock full of activity!  Summertime brings about 600 extra chickens to feed and water, gardens to weed, veggies to harvest, hay to mow, ted, rake, bale, stack, barns to clean, hay to chop, more eggs to wash, more everything.  

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The dot on the Hudson.

Posted by Katie Gorsky on

In fourth grade, I read Mr. Popper's Penguins, with it's textured blue hardcover and black letters on the front.  The story took place in Stillwater and I remember asking where that was.  My father pulled out the Jimapco and we located Stillwater, a small dot along the Hudson, 70 miles north of our home in Greenville, NY.   A decade later, from my dorm room in the Bronx, I began to chat online with this dairy farmer from Stillwater, that little dot on the Hudson.   Two decades later and I could not think of a better place to live, work, farm,...

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On Old Farmers and Farming.

Posted by Katie Gorsky on

“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage.” President George Washington, in an address to Congress   There is a lot of talk these days of food and growing methods, debates on dairy, the future of small farms, big farms and everything in between.  Debates within agricultural circles, with consumers and often by consumers who have never...

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On Old Farmers and Farming.

Posted by Katie Gorsky on

“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage.” President George Washington, in an address to Congress   There is a lot of talk these days of food and growing methods, debates on dairy, the future of small farms, big farms and everything in between.  Debates within agricultural circles, with consumers and often by consumers who have never...

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